Using WRDS


Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a data research platform and business intelligence tool, which is used by over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients in 32 countries. It offers data in fields such as Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, and Marketing.

HEC holds a subscription to the following databases, with many more available upon request. Each subscription is valid for a year.

  • Bank Regulatory
  • Blockholders
  • Bureau van Dijk
  • CBOE Indexes
  • CRSP
  • DMEF Academic Data
  • Dow Jones
  • Eventus
  • FDIC
  • Fama French & Liquidity Factors
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • GMI Ratings (Formerly CorpLib)
  • IBES
  • Markit (Trial)
  • PHLX
  • Penn World Tables
  • Risk Metrics
  • SEC Order Execution
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Zacks (Trial)

Alongside access to this data, WRGS offers a variety of tools and programmes to facilitate and advance your searches, such as:

  • E-Learning

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  • Consumer Support and explanation

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  • Research assistance macros, guides, applications and data overviews


To access WRDS, a preliminary registration via the WRDS website is needed, which must then be validated by the library service.

Access to this platform is reserved for HEC Paris professors, PhD students, specialized masters, and masters of Science (M2 – Majors)

For more information, please contact the library.